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Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (repealed 1.3.2000)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Registration and Judicial Investigation of Restrictive Agreements

    1. 1. Registration of agreements and Court’s jurisdiction.

    2. 2. Restrictions against public interest and consequent Court orders.

    3. 3. Interim orders of the Court.

    4. 4. Variation of the Court’s decisions.

    5. 5. The European Communities.

  3. Part II Goods

    1. 6. Restrictive agreements as to goods.

    2. 7. Information agreements as to goods.

    3. 8. Trade associations.

    4. 9. Provisions to be disregarded under Part II.

    5. 10. Presumption under Part II as to the public interest.

  4. Part III Services

    1. 11. Restrictive agreements as to services.

    2. 12. Information agreements as to services.

    3. 13. Designated services.

    4. 14. Supplementary provisions as to orders under Part III.

    5. 15. Procedure as to orders under Part III.

    6. 16. Services supply associations.

    7. 17. Matters equivalent to restrictions for purposes of s. 11.

    8. 18. Provisions to be disregarded under Part III.

    9. 19. Presumption under Part III as to the public interest.

    10. 20. Interpretation of Part III.

  5. Part IV General

    1. Proceedings

      1. 21. Director’s duties as to proceedings for investigation.

      2. 22. Rules of procedure.

    2. Registration

      1. 23. General provisions as to the register.

      2. 24. Particulars and time for registration.

      3. 25. Particulars of export agreements.

      4. 25A. Registration of non-notifiable agreement: duty to inform parties.

      5. 26. Court’s power to rectify the register, etc.

      6. 27. Regulations for registration.

      7. 27ZA. Certain provisions not to be acted upon before registration.

    3. Non-notifiable agreements

      1. 27A. Non-notifiable agreements.

    4. Exemptions

      1. 28. Excepted agreements.

      2. 29. Agreements important to the national economy.

      3. 30. Agreements holding down prices.

      4. 31. Supplementary provisions for ss. 29 and 30.

      5. 32. Wholesale co-operative societies.

      6. 33. Agricultural and forestry associations, and fisheries associations.

      7. 34. Authorisations for purposes of E.C.S.C. Treaty.

    5. Enforcement

      1. 35. Failure to register.

      2. 36. Director’s power to obtain information.

      3. 37. Court’s power to order examination on oath.

      4. 38. Offences in connection with registration.

      5. 39. Proceedings and venue in respect of offences.

  6. Part V Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. 40. Order under s. 56 of Fair Trading Act 1973.

    2. 41. Disclosure of information.

    3. 42. Orders and regulations.

    4. 43. Interpretation and construction.

    5. 44. Consequential amendments, repeals and transitional provisions.

    6. 45. Short title, extent and commence-ment.

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Services Excluded from Section 13 (Designated Services)

      1. 1.Legal services (that is to say, the services of barristers,...

      2. 2.Medical services (that is to say, the provision of medical...

      3. 3.Dental services (that is to say, any services falling within...

      4. 4.Ophthalmic services (that is to say, the testing of sight)....

      5. 5.Veterinary services (that is to say, any services which constitute...

      6. 6.The services of nurses

      7. 7.The services of midwives, physiotherapists or chiropodists in their capacity...

      8. 8.The services of architects in their capacity as such.

      9. 9.Accounting and auditing services (that is to say, the making...

      10. 9A.Insolvency services within the meaning of section 428 of the...

      11. 10.The services of registered patent agents (within the meaning of...

      12. 10A.The services of persons carrying on for gain in the...

      13. 11.The services of parliamentary agents entered in the register in...

      14. 12.The services of surveyors (that is to say, of surveyors...

      15. 13.The services of professional engineers or technologists (that is to...

      16. 14.Services consisting of the provision— (a) of primary, secondary or...

      17. 15.The services of ministers of religion in their capacity as...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Furnishing of Particulars of Agreements

      1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraph 2 below, no duty to furnish...

      2. 2.(1) The following provisions of this paragraph apply where ,...

      3. 3.Particulars of an agreement shall— (a) in so far as...

      4. 4.(1) Particulars may be furnished by or on behalf of...

      5. 5.(1) The following Table shows the time within which particulars...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Excepted Agreements

      1. Agreements for statutory purposes

        1. 1.(1) This Act does not apply to an agreement which...

      2. Exclusive dealing

        1. 2.This Act does not apply to an agreement for the...

      3. Know-how about goods

        1. 3.This Act does not apply to an agreement between two...

      4. Trade marks

        1. 4.(1) This Act does not apply to an agreement authorising...

      5. Patents and registered designs

        1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (4) to (8) below, this Act...

      6. Copyrights

        1. 5A.(1) This Act does not apply to—

      7. Design right

        1. 5B.(1) This Act does not apply to—

      8. Agreements as to goods with overseas operation

        1. 6.(1) This Act does not apply to an agreement in...

      9. Exclusive supply of services

        1. 7.This Act does not apply to an agreement to which...

      10. Know-how about services

        1. 8.This Act does not apply to an agreement between two...

      11. Agreements for supplying services with overseas operation

        1. 9.(1) This Act does not apply to an agreement where—...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. General provisions

        1. 1.(1) In so far as anything done under an enactment...

        2. 2.Where a document refers expressly or by implication to an...

        3. 3.Where any period of time specified in an enactment repealed...

      2. Insignificant agreements under the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1956, s. 12

        1. 4.(1) Directions under section 12 of the Restrictive Trade Practices...

      3. Section 18(2) of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1956

        1. 5.Nothing in this Act affects the right of a person...

      4. Disclosure of information

        1. 6.Section 41 above applies in relation to information obtained under...

      5. Particulars of certain export agreements

        1. 7.Any particulars furnished to the Board of Trade or to...

      6. Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1968, s. 11

        1. 8.An agreement which— (a) was made before the commencement of...

    5. Schedule 5

      Consequential Amendments

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. Northern Ireland Act 1962 c. 30

        1. In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      3. . . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Cereals Marketing Act 1965 c. 14

        1. In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Cereals Marketing...

      5. Agriculture Act 1967 c. 22

        1. In section 9(11) of the Agriculture Act 1967 for “Part...

      6. Livestock Marketing Commission Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 c. 21

        1. In section 2(6) of the Livestock Marketing Commission Act (Northern...

      7. Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 c. 34

        1. In section 45 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968—...

      8. Agriculture Act 1970 c. 40

        1. In the Agriculture Act 1970— in section 7(2) for “Part...

      9. Fair Trading Act 1973 c. 41

        1. In the Fair Trading Act 1973— in section 10(2); section...

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals

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